Adult Edge, TPC’s version of Sunday morning adult education with an innovative vibe, meets at 8:30 AM, downstairs in the Adult Education Room. The class is discussion-focused and question-friendly—a safe and thoughtful space to explore contemporary theology, spiritual practices, and social issues. Sometimes taught by Pastor Ken and sometimes facilitated by class volunteers, Adult Edge uses a variety of learning techniques: books, DVDs, and lecture—but the real richness comes through shared conversation. Childcare is available: the nursery opens at 8:30 AM for younger children, and there is supervision for older kids.
Here is a preview of the Fall 2017 schedule: we will regather our class after a summer sabbatical with the study of Laura Everett’s Holy Spokes: The Search for Urban Spirituality on Two Wheels. We will pedal along with Laura (UCC pastor and Executive Director of the Massachusetts Council of Churches) as she relates the frame of her bicycle with Rule of Life and the wheels with Habit. Volunteer class members will facilitate this conversation about spiritual growth.
Next, Pastor Ken, our scholar-in-residence, will lead us in the first of a two-part exploration into religious diversity: Diversity Within the Christian Community—What Other Christians Believe and Why.
We will finish up 2017 and move into the new year investigating the very timely topic of immigration. In Neighbor: Christian Encounters with “Illegal” Immigration, Ben Daniels (Presbyterian minister from northern California) tackles the controversial issues that surround undocumented migration in the United States. By linking theological reflection and historical study with compelling real-life stories, he puts a personal face to this important topic.